Ohn Friday afternoon, New York Post highlighted this “exclusive” headline on its website: “SNL’s cast will not be forced to appear with controversial host Elon Musk.
The report quoted an unnamed source who told the story Page six“Historically speaking, if a cast member was so unhappy, they shouldn’t do it,” adding that executive producer Lorne Michaels “will never make them do something they don’t want to do.”
It was a bit of a dubious statement, which seemed a little more than speculation and also seemed news Saturday Night Live co-director and co-host of Weekend Update, Michael Che. In an Instagram post that will probably be deleted soon, Che posted a screenshot of Post article, followed by a series of jokes about the outrage over the hosting concert of billionaire Tesla.
“Does this rule mean that I will no longer be forced to show up next to Colin ?!”
The report comes in a few SNL cast members, including Bowen Young and Adi Bryant, gracefully expressed their disappointment with Musk’s decision to spend much of the past year spreading misinformation about COVID-19 to host on social media.
During the appearance of Tonight earlier in the week to promote his new series of sketches on HBO Max That damn Michael Che, the comedian turned to Musk’s news more directly. “Nice to meet you,” he told Jimmy Fallon. “But I don’t know if he knows, we usually have this tradition Saturday Night Live, it is common for presenters to give about a few million dollars to cast members. So, if he is a cool person, maybe he will … ”
“Keep up the tradition,” Fallon said, concluding his sentence.
As for the idea that SNL cast members may miss an episode in protest of the presenter, as has happened before. Although no one refused to appear with Donald Trump when he hosted in 2015, 25 years earlier, Nora Dunn joined musical guest Sinead O’Connor to boycott the week in which the comedian was host. Andrew Dyce Clay.
“My objection to Andrew Dyce Clay was that his character was about only one thing: violence against women and laughter about abusing women,” Dunn explained years later. “It simply came to our notice then. There was nothing in it but to make him look harmless. ”
Lorne Michaels refused to extend Dunn’s contract and she did not return for next season.
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